THE ASCENCION OF THE LORD
PARISH TRIP TO WALSINGHAM FOR THE BRENTWOOD CENTENARY CELEBRATION - Saturday 22nd July 2017. A coach has now been booked for our parish to attend this celebration. The cost per person is £15.50. Could those parishioners who signed up for a seat(s) on the coach (see the list on the notice board) please give their money to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Details regarding the itinerary for the day will be given out nearer the day of the trip. If you are unable to go, please ensure you let the Parish Office know as soon as possible, so that your seat may be offered to somebody else. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOK. *If there is a space available, please write your name down on the list in the church notice board as a reserve.
We congratulate the children who made their First Holy Communion. Please continue to pray for them- they are our future in faith. Well done to their parents and teachers, and especially to the coordinators who took an active part in the preparation of the programme.
FOR YOUR DIARY. 29th May is Bank Holiday. Mass starts at 10am.
4thJune is Pentecost Sunday.Confirmation will take place on this day at 3pm.
Congratulations to Tendai Precious Marvi and Ulanda Melissa Riley who were received into the Catholic Church and made their First Communion on Sunday, May 28th.
Welcome and thanks: We extend a special thanks to Fr. John Brown who join us for masses this weekend. A warm word of thanks to Fr. Kevin Kieran OFM Cap who joined us for the First Communions last weekend.
† We regret to announce the death of Thomas Edward Ennis who’s Catholic Service of Cremation takes place at the City of London Crematorium on Tuesday 30th May at 2.45pm. May his soul rest in peace.
PRE-BAPTISM MEETING. Tuesday 30th May at 7pm. This meeting is for PARENTS ONLY and no children allowed in this meeting.
PHILIPPINES 119th INDEPENDENCE DAY – 11th June 9am Mass. The Filipino Community invite all parishioners on 11th June to celebrate Philippines Independence. The celebration will include food served on the lawn after the 9am Mass. Any Filipino parishioners wishing to contribute to the celebration please ring Dolly Relopez on 020 8521 5742.
ST PATRICK’S NURSERY – Full and part-time places available from September 2017. Please see church notice board for full details.
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following pupil vacancies: Year 3 – 5 spaces, Year 4 – 2 spaces & Year 5 – 4 spaces. Please contact the school office on 020 8509 4321 for more information.
St. Patrick’s School invites parishioners to Rosary during the Month of May The Luminious Mysteries, in the school library every Friday during May
UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO MASS? The church offers a service called Mass Link. At 6pm Sunday Mass, via Skype, we call people who want to listen to the Mass and broadcast the Mass to them over their phones. This service is available for anyone who can't make it to Mass, be that due to illness or any other reason. If you would like this service, please give your number to the Parish Office and we will ring you every Sunday at 6pm to listen in!
NEW PUBLICATION: The Diocese of Brentwood – 100 Years in Pictures, a Souvenir Booklet to mark our Diocesan Centenary, 110 pages with more than 300 colour and black & white photographs. Copies may be ordered from: Centenary Booklet, Brentwood Diocesan Archives, Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT. The Suggested Donation is £7 per copy (plus £2 postage & packing). Cheques should be made in favour of BRCDT.
DIOCESAN CENTENARY EXHIBITION, Cathedral House Conference Room Foyer, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT: April-June 2017.
PLEASE HELP. The parish is looking for volunteer readers for the 6pm Sunday Mass. Please email or ring the parish office during office hours.
RED MISSIO BOX Please bring the red boxes to the Presbytery for emptying.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Marta: Friday / Magdalena: Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: PRAYER FOR PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
The Many Ways We Can Pray There is no wrong way to pray. It’s your personal conversation with God by Pablo Diaz. People pray in a variety of ways, reaching out beyond themselves to give thanks, ask for help, weep for loved ones, seek God’s presence. No matter what we are praying for or how we pray, there is no wrong way to do so. It’s our personal conversation with God. Mother Teresa said, “Prayer is simply talking to God. He speaks to us, we listen. We speak to him, he listens. A two way process: speaking and listening.” When we pray, it’s not only about telling God our needs but also our deepest yearnings and longing to connect with Him. The psalmist writes, “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Psalm 42:1-2a). The main purpose of prayer is not to gain the answers to all questions, eliminate the unknown or make life easier but to speak with God and become closer to Him. And through conversations, whether they are communicated with words or actions, we discover the many blessings of God: strength, grace, empowerment, peace, patience, healing, wisdom and much more. Although we might feel helpless at times, we are not, because prayer gives us access to a greater power. Lord, thank you for the gift of prayer and its power in our lives.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm